Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
 
Blog
 

services and fees

Sara Minter, LMT

Sara F Minter, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist

Sara is a licensed Massage Therapist who completed her training at the National Massage Therapy Institute. She is Nationally Board Certified and a Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Associate. She understands no matter your wealth, without good health it means nothing. She is extremely passionate in her abilities to provide excellent care to those in need of pain relief and discomfort. She sees clients at our Cleveland Park and Fairfax locations and offers the following modalities:

Deep Tissue Massage - A specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body. It is recommended by many doctors as a treatment option. By using deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes, deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments, including chronic pain, high blood pressure, scar tissue, and injured muscles. It can also induce a deep state of relaxation.

Geriatric Massage - Designed to address the specific needs of the elderly population. This type of massage uses gentle and light application of massage techniques with oil or lotion to permit your muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the skin. Geriatric massage has been shown to relieve anxiety and provide comfort, especially to touch-deprived elderly clients.

Lymphatic Drainage Manual Therapy Massage - A specialized body work technique that applies repetitive pressure at lymph node sites and a stroking technique along lymph vessels that stimulates the movement of lymph fluid. This therapy assists with post surgical swelling and inflammation due to numerous heath complaints such as sinusitis, arthritis, gastritis, back pain, neck pain and more.

Neuromuscular Therapy – Manual therapy using deep to firm pressure that consist of alternating levels of concentration around the primary and secondary areas experiencing pain or spasms within the soft tissue. It releases tight fascia, lactic acid and helps to increase blood and oxygen flow.

Oncology Massage – Treatments are modified according to the spectrum of cancer-related issues. It is based on compassion and specialized massage treatments for people to manage their experience with cancer. It improves relaxation, sleep, immune function, relieves anxiety, pain, fatigue and nausea.

Pregnancy Massage - Ideal for the second and third trimesters and uses a combination of massage methods to yield the following results:

  • Calming Swedish massage strokes for deep muscle relaxation, tension release and increased circulation
  • Gentle range-of-motion and stretching movements to relieve pressure through neck, shoulders, rib cage, lower back and hips, and to promote greater strength flexibility band balance
  • Deep tissue work in the hip and gluteal area to help alleviate chronic lower back and hip pain
  • Abdominal massage for round ligament pain, to support digestion, increased circulation to the placenta and baby. Increase awareness of the baby. The baby will feel and benefit from the massage.
  • Lymph drainage strokes to reduce pregnancy induced edema

Reiki - Provides a special kind of healing energy that can only be channeled by someone that has been attuned to it. The Reiki energy enters the practitioner through the top of the head and exits through the hands, being directed into the body or energy field of the recipient. Reiki is a very subtle form of healing and may be done through clothing and without any physical contact between practitioner and client. This gentle healing method is complementary to any other therapy.

Swedish Massage Swedish - The most popular type of massage in the United States. It involves the manipulation of the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. The benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood and lymph circulation, mental and physical relaxation, decreased stress and muscle tension and improved range of motion.

Therapeutic Massage - A full body customized massage which includes the use of various techniques to include trigger point, deep penetrating hot/cold contrast, deep tissue, and Swedish techniques (based upon individual assessment).

Fees: $95.00 for a 60 minute session

All fees are subject to change. This web page is not contractual. Please call ahead to verify.

 
 
 
©Washington Institute of Natural Medicine